Over the past couple of months I have become quite the food blogger. I or (CT) bring a camera to every restaurant we go to. Since Yvo has been busy with school, I am stepping up and will now have a weekly column, Tuesdays with TT. Bon Appetit!
UPDATE: I am becoming a blogging machine, so I will also be reporting on Thursday afternoons for you.
CT has been traveling a lot lately for work. During one of her visits back to the city, we were able to go out for dinner. I suggested we use one of my BlackBoard Eats coupons, since we were so happy with previous experiences with them. Veloce Pizzeria’s 30% off coupon was expiring the next day, so we decided to check it out. I heard mixed reviews about the pizza, so I was keen to try it out myself.
The first thing I noticed when we sat down was a picture of Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve on the ledge above the table. I found this quite odd in a funny way.
CT chose the wine. The Nero D’Avola 2008. She chose it from the description of full, rose petals, blackberries and earth. It was a good choice and complemented the food nicely.
We weren’t sure if we should order 1 or 2 pizzas since they are 12 inch Sicilian, so we decided to get a couple appetizers and share 1 pizza.
The first choice was no choice at all, Fried Porchetta Meatballs. How could we not order those? They were deep fried and had a ton of flavor. It was topped with parsley and onion which cut the richness of the porchetta nicely. The restaurant was pretty dark, so it was hard to get a good pic of this.
We also got the Ricotta di Palo- fresh cows’ milk, cracked black pepper, toasted bread. There was a ton of ricotta piled up on the crostini. It was so creamy and refreshing. A great dish.
As if that wasn’t enough to start with, I decided we should get a salad. I gotta get my vitamins somehow. We went with the arugula with parmigiano-reggiano, olive oil, and lemon. We received a huge pile of arugula. It was very lightly dressed. The best part was that we got some ruffage out of the meal, so that’s not saying much about this salad.
For pizza, we went with white clam. It had garlic, oregano, and parmigiano-reggiano along with the clams. I wanted to see how it compared to the clam pizza we got at ABC Kitchen a couple months ago. Veloce’s pizzas are not typical NY pizza. They are square and very thin crust with hardly any outer crust. It was a very tasty pizza, but I barely noticed the clams. I couldn’t tell if they chopped up canned or fresh clams. If I am paying $22 for a pizza(before discount), I want to see whole clams.
Some upskirt action for you.
It was a good dinner and nice to see CT in between her travels. Would I return without a discount? Probably not.